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EssentialSkillz appoints new Managing Director

Milton Keynes, UKLearning NewsEssentialSkillz

E-learning provider EssentialSkillz has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director to lead the rapidly growing company through its next stage of development.

Julian Roberts
Julian Roberts 

Julian Roberts takes charge of the Milton Keynes and Galway based business as it celebrates its 10th year in business. He will assume the day-to-day management of the company from the founder, Tony Dervan, who will focus on Product Development.

Julian has extensive experience of the compliance training marketplace having worked in the sector for 15 years, most recently as Managing Director of Safety Media. "I joined EssentialSkillz as they have a unique and powerful LMS, Authoring Tool and Compliance system. This combined with their substantial portfolio of editable training content gives them an unrivalled offering", commented Julian. "With a strong customer base already in place, the potential for growth is substantial".

With a new web site just launched and a re-brand across the product portfolio, Tony Dervan, owner and founder of EssentialSkillz, was buoyant about the future, "we have spent considerable effort and resource in developing a robust market leading solution. However, it is people that make products and we are thrilled to have attracted such as high calibre individual as Julian. His market expertise, commercial acumen and leadership skills will be of immense value to the future development of our relatively young company."

EssentialSkillz have a modular suite of E-Learning solutions - O-LAS LMS, O-LAS Author, O-LAS Assess and O-LAS Content. This unique software solution provides businesses of any size with an end to end online training and compliance system. With the ability to Author your own courses, edit existing courses from the substantial content library, conduct employee risk assessments and track and report using their powerful LMS, EssentialSkillz have a formidable package.

For further information on the EssentailSkillz E-Learning solutions please visit or call 0844 4484414